Police search for execution suspect

Published On: Jul 17 2013 09:56:11 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 18 2013 07:47:58 AM EDT

An execution-style double murder in south Florida is causing shock both there and here. An Orange Park man and his grandmother found tortured and murdered in her Miami home. Family and friends are grief stricken.

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -

Police continue to search for the person they say executed a 70-year-old woman and her 20-year-old grandson Tuesday inside her Miami Gardens home. 

Channel 4 has learned that the 20-year-old victim, Tyrone Walker Jr., affectionately called TJ, called Orange Park home. Many of Walker's friends expressed their grief over his death Wednesday night.

"He didn't know anybody in Miami like he knew here, this is his home," said Kenny Washington. "He was like blood, he could come to my house whenever he wanted to. I know if I needed to tell TJ something with out anyone knowing, he would take it to the grave, which he did. I feel like he's going to walk in this house any minute now and say, 'get out my room.' It's just crazy he's not here."

Family members told Channel 4 that Walker and his grandmother were found tied up, blind folded, gagged and shot to death. Washington told Channel 4 he'll remember his friend with a big heart as someone who loved to joke and laugh. 

"I'm trying not to. He would say, 'suck that up, don't cry.' Knowing TJ, he would be the big one crying right now, the biggest one with the softest heart," said Washington.  

Police found the bodies of Walker and Annette Anderson  inside her home at Northwest 207th Street and 34th Court on Tuesday morning.

"We can't make heads or tails of it," said Carolyn Walker, Anderson's daughter. "She had no enemies, none. I didn't know anybody who had ill feelings towards my mother. My mother was good. She was kind. She would do anything for anybody."

"This kid wouldn't hurt anyone," said Tyrone Walker Sr. "He wouldn't allow you to hurt any of his friends, and he wouldn't hurt anybody. I still can't understand why this tragedy happened to him."

"What they really did to me is just rip my heart, and I'm a believer in Jesus Chris, but am I angry? I'm very angry. Am I frustrated? Very frustrated, because this is nonsense and it needs to stop," said Tyrone Walker.

Walker was in Miami going to college, studying to become an engineer. Anderson, a retired minister, held Bible studies at her home on Tuesdays.

"He was loved, so loved," Carolyn Walker said. "Every single day, he always said, 'Momma, I love you.'"

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